(a) Rules Adopted. The following rules of the Third Judicial District numbered 3.101 through 3.607 are hereby adopted and effective November 1, 1997. Rules adopted in the future will bear the effective date.
(b) Application of Rules. These rules shall apply to all matters pending before any court in this district unless specifically superseded by statute or special rule governing proceedings in specialized divisions of this court.
(c) Repeal of Former Rules. All rules of the Third Judicial District which are in effect immediately prior to the effective date of these rules are hereby repealed as of November 1, 1997.
(d) Modification of Rules. Any of the rules of this District may be modified by the presiding judge in any action as that judge shall deem necessary to meet emergencies or to avoid injustice or great hardship.
(e) Statutory References. In these rules, wherever there is a reference to a section of the statute by number, it shall be deemed to be a reference to the Kansas Statutes Annotated or supplement or amendment thereto unless a different statute is indicated.
(f) Supreme Court Rule References. In these rules, wherever there is a reference to a rule of the Supreme Court by number, it shall be deemed to be a reference to the Kansas Supreme Court Rules relating to District Courts, as amended, unless a different rule is indicated.